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Thermi Silhouette Instalift™

Thermi Silhouette Instalift - Virginia Beach, VAThroughout the past few years, the medical field has excelled and advanced in many ways. The cosmetic medical field is no exception and has developed new and advanced technology that has assisted patients. The face is one part of the body that can tell others our age and have an impact on many aspects of our lives. Improving the youthfulness of the face is a desire that many individuals have. This can influence self-esteem and confidence which can influence our careers and love lives. There are many cosmetic procedures that will make the face appear more youthful and rejuvenated. A new minimally invasive way to correct the aging signs on the face has been developed and approved for use. Thermi Silhouette Instalift is a great new procedure that can remove the tired and aged appearance of the face in a minimally invasive way.

Silhouette Instalift concentrates on creating natural looking results while still penetrating the deep layers of the facial skin. The brown spots, loss of volume, and wrinkles that makes everyone appear tired can be removed by concentrating on the mid-facial layer of the skin. The procedure is simple and can allow the face to be re-contoured by lifting the deep layers.

Dr. Choe is excited to help his patients in a new way with the Thermi Silhouette Instalift procedure. He is one of the first surgeons to offer Silhouette Instalift in the greater Hampton Roads VA, area. This procedure can change your self-esteem and confidence by making you look younger with just one office visit. Numerous services are available at The Choe Center that includes surgical and non-surgical options. Specific facial and neck treatments that require skill and precision are regularly performed by Dr. Choe and his staff. His trained surgical staff of physician’s makes a difference in many individual’s lives on a daily basis.

Silhouette Instalift Candidates

Determining if Silhouette Instalift is right for you is easy when you schedule an office consultation. Dr. Choe and his staff will explain and discuss the technique to ensure that you are comfortable and fully understand all aspects of it. Dr. Choe will also determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on your needs, and physical and mental health. Patients who may not be a good candidate are those who have soft and thin facial tissue. The skin will have to be of a normal thickness so that the implant is not visible through it. If the patient has a history of allergic reactions to biomaterial that is plastic, he or she may also not be a good candidate for the procedure. It is important that all allergies have been discussed and that the patient does not have any current infections prior to the procedure.

Thermi Silhouette Instalift Procedure

The procedure involves utilizing bidirectional cones that can reposition the facial skin. The cones have a very smooth 360 degree surface. This allows the subcutaneous tissue to be anchored to the bidirectional cones and have numerous anchoring points to attach to. The lift is made out of a biomedical copolymer that is safe for the body. The polyglycolide/L-lactide (PLGA) is known to be well tolerated in the body. It has also found to be reabsorbed by the body while breaking down the sutures. The Silhouette Instalift will be implanted into the facial area in the cheek vicinity. The skin can be moved and elevated and then sutured into place. The collagen production will continue to grow and increase over time. The volume of the face will be restored and the facial lines will become more defined with the assistance of the implant. The results will continue to improve over time and throughout the healing process. A great benefit of this minimally invasive procedure is that it is performed in an office setting, and typically lasts forty-five minutes. A local anesthesia will be administered to the patient prior to the procedure beginning.

Thermi Silhouette Instalift Recovery Time

After the Silhouette Instalift procedure has been completed the patient will experience bruising and minor pain. The area may also be sensitive and sore for approximately one week. These symptoms will go away as the face begins to heal. A rare side effect after the procedure has been completed includes sensory nerve injury and banding.

Thermi Silhouette Instalift Results

The results of this minimally invasive procedure will be instantaneous and immediately observed! The recovery time after the procedure is very minimal and the patient will heal quickly. The sutures that are utilized to hold the skin in place will naturally be absorbed by the body and will increase the collagen production that takes place. This minimally invasive procedure will allow for the cheek sub dermis layer to remain elevated and suspended creating a youthful look that has removed lines, wrinkles, and signs of aging.

The Choe Center

Dr. Kyle Choe now offers the Silhouette Instalift procedure in his Virginia Beach clinic. He is a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, specifically in the facial and neck areas. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine Dentistry. He attended specialized training at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan which allowed him to complete surgical training on the head and neck. Dr. Choe is also a fellow of the America College of Surgeons and has become board certified in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery with the American Board of Otolarynology. Dr. Choe decided to branch out with his own practice after leaving a prominent upstate New York plastic surgery center. There are numerous available treatment options for reconstructive surgery and facial rejuvenation at The Choe Center.

Dr. Choe and his staff can help you determine if the Thermi Silhouette Instalift is right for you. Scheduling a consultation will place you on the right path to determining if this minimally invasive procedure is for you, and on the way to positively influencing your appearance. The Choe Center can be contacted by calling 757.389.5850.

Thermi Silhouette Instalift FAQs

Patients can typically resume regular activities after one week. The procedure is minimally invasive and will not require the length of recovery time of a traditional face lift. The patient should still be aware of physical activities, but can typically resume regular work functions within this time.

The Silhouette Instalift was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2015. It was approved as a mid-face suspension surgery that fixates the cheeks and elevates them to a specific position.

Patients have observed the results to last from eighteen months to two years. There are many factors that can influence the length of time the procedure lasts, but many patients have reported to have been highly satisfied.

Patients have reported that the main associated with the procedure is minimal. During the procedure a local anesthetic is utilized to keep the patient comfortable. During the healing process other pain medications can be provided by Dr. Choe and his staff if needed.

Silhouette Instalift procedures offer a new great way to reposition the area located in the middle of the face! The skin will heal with little to no scarring and evidence of the surgery. The procedure will elevate the middle area of the face by fixating the cheeks in an elevated position. The procedure is well supported by the parent company and you can take great comfort in knowing the support your physicians has from the creators of Silhouette Instalift.